Daily Archives: February 13, 2009


I was keen to get this quilt finished before I lost interest, so I took a few shortcuts. 

The first one being that I quilted it with a large stipple.  I’d sketched out lots of ideas which would have involved very tight, intricate quilting with some sort of negative space left in the white squares. I would have been still quilting well into next week (if not abandoned), so I decided to go with the no fuss, all over stipple.  I found it suprisingly theraputic.

The second shortcut was to not make bias binding strips.  Marking bias binding is not my favorite activity… I’ve been known to leave a quilt unbound for years to avoid this task.  So today I cut the binding on grain.  And now the quilt is finished 🙂

We’re off to Darwin again tommorow.  We have lots of things to buy.  Things like a lawn mower and a freezer and a billion other expensive dodads.

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